Greece Approves Bill to Fire Thousands of Workers

Germany’s finance minister arrived in Greece hours after Greek lawmakers approved a round of  lay-offs and wage cuts affecting thousands of public workers.

Wolfgang Schaeuble, Europe’s leading austerity proponent, arrived in Athens Thursday.  Many Greeks blame Schaeuble for  their woes since a debt crisis hit in 2009.

Parliament passed the sweeping reforms by a vote of 153 to 140.

The bill gives 25,000 public workers eight months to find other jobs or get laid …

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